Saturday, October 9, 2021

Soled Out is out now

Big up to Woody for this amazing new gem.

900 vintage sneaker ads.
720 insane pages.
100 athletes.
13 action-packed chapters.
12 years in the making.

As the title suggests, SOLED OUT is an exploration of the print advertising produced to sell 
sneakers in the 20th century. From McEnroe and MJ to Hulk Hogan and Sigourney Weaver, 
this is the 20th-century sports industry expressed in its own grandiose prose and 
muscular image. Work on SOLED OUT started back in 2009, so you could say it has been 
more than a decade in the making, though it was always in brief respites between projects. 
To quote the man himself.

"Only masochists and hardcore completists make books this big."

  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 315 x 230 mm (12 3/8 x 9 in)
  • Pages: 720 pp
  • Illustrations: 900 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9781838663674

Monday, July 26, 2021

Nike Air Jordan II white red unreleased Prototype

Jordan Brand has some beautiful archive pictures online and I love these unreleased
Jordan II prototypes from 1987, that give a bit more insight into the development
What an interesting mix of elements.
I see parts from the Nike Air Ship, Delta Force, Logo embedding like on the windward 
AC or some Cross Trainers, a Jordan 1 bottom Sole (?) plastic eyelets like on the AFII 
or Solo Flight and a very Court Wimbledon AC like midsole…
That collar perforation also resembles an aesthetic used on future Flights. 

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Nike Air Jordan II Prototype/Development Sample

Christie's NY has laced up this pair of Nike Air Jordan II Prototypes/Development
samples for auction and it made me remember a wonderful exhibition I did 
together with Ceyda, Artoo, Tony Toupet, SneakerTV, Bordellski, the Malawi
Brothers and Marco Colombo in Barcelona, 2008.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Ebay curiosities: Nike Nike Penetrator GT Keith Haring

This beaten Nike Penetrator GT, apparently painted and signed by Keith Haring, was 
up on Ebay not long ago.
The seller was most probably inspired by the latest auctions of vintage sneaker at 
Christie's and Sotherby's for the price. Nevertheless a Post-worthy curiosity.

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Last Chance…

 …to get a pair of the Adidas ZX8000 x Union (GZ7974) via the Adidas app

Since I was the set photographer for the filming of the video, I got my own little clip.

Here are also some BTS pictures of the production days

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